Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Qualifying DREAMERs can file Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, with USCIS beginning on August 15, 2012. According to the recently released Forms and Instructions, an individual may be considered for deferred action as a childhood arrival if he or she:
- Was under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
- Came to the United States before reaching his or her 16th birthday;
- Has continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2012, up to present time;
- Was present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making his or her request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
- Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or his or her lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;
- Is currently in school, has graduated or obtained a certificate of completion of high school, has obtained a general education development certificate, or is an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
- Has not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more misdemeanors, and does not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
As with all applications for benefits filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), it is necessary to ensure that you qualify prior to submitting an application, and comply with all evidentiary and filing requirements to ensure proper receipt and adjudication of your application. Failure to properly complete all necessary Forms, comply with instructions, and include all necessary evidence, can result in the rejection, or even denial of your application. As the deferred action program for DREAMERs is a new program, it is best to seek the guidance of an experienced immigration attorney to assist with the application process. You can access more information about the application process and download the necessary Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals here: Click Here! Although we can assist individuals across the United States file Form I-821D with USCIS, we can most readily assist those in Buffalo New York, Rochester New York, Niagara Falls New York and all over Western New York. Contact us today so that we can guide you through the application process.
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